IN THIS EPISODE: Alexandra Del Ethical Mealer, the GOP Candidate working for Harris County Decide, talks about what led to her leap on the marketing campaign path with a aim to unseat incumbent candidate Lina Hidalgo.
Self-proclaimed “Towards the Odds” candidate for County Decide
It’s developed into an fascinating race for Harris County Decide.
A primary time candidate taking up an incumbent, who was a political newcomer when she gained the job nearly 4 years in the past.
Alexandra del Ethical Mealer is a visitor on this week’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall. She says politics has not been an ambition.
“I didn’t know if I used to be going to run,” she mentioned. “I used to be really the final to get into the race and really a lot defied the chances. I used to be outspent three to at least one in opposition to some well-backed sturdy candidates however I didn’t see folks speaking in regards to the points that I used to be involved about.”
Tight contest brings out sharp assaults
Mealer has acquired sturdy help from legislation enforcement leaders due to her name for extra legislation enforcement boots on the bottom and a promise to push for more cash as a precedence for legislation enforcement and prosecutors, which she says has not been a precedence for Harris County Decide Lina Hidalgo.
”So Kim Ogg, in 2019, mentioned I would like extra DA’s,” Mealer mentioned. “She obtained 17 million for environmental crimes. I’d say most individuals would say that’s not the precedence when your common felony prosecutor is balancing 800 circumstances.”
Mealer has ramped up political adverts wherein she says Hidalgo’s “crime insurance policies have led to a whole bunch of murders.”
When requested for proof, Mealer didn’t articulate a direct relationship between her insurance policies and murders, however quite a consequence of the misdemeanors bail reform supported by Hidalgo.
“It’s extremely uncommon nationwide that someone accused of homicide doesn’t have a historical past of misdemeanors, so the issue is that in case you make misdemeanors no penalties, no penalties in that you just don’t even see a decide, as a result of there’s a gravity to going to a decide and saying it is a warning, it escalates the conduct,” she mentioned.
Election integrity concern?
Mealer says she is NOT an election denier and has no particular issues about election integrity in Harris County however presents uncommon help for Democrats to run protected and safe elections.
“My largest concern is the construction of our elections,” she mentioned. “I don’t perceive why we’re preserving the ability with an appointed election administrator. We have now two extraordinarily certified girls, each occur to be Democrats, which have expertise working, and efficiently working elections right here in Harris County.”
Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall Each Sunday at 10 a.m. proper after Meet the Press.
· Alexandra del Ethical Mealer, GOP Candidate for Harris County Decide
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